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Photos by Tayhlor Stephenson / MTSU Sidelines Bell Buckle, Tennessee, is known for its small-town, historic vibe, making it the perfect setting for some of the state’s most popular festivals, including the RC-Moon Pie Festival and the Bell Buckle Craft Fair, which hosted thousands of festival-goers this weekend. At the Bell Buckle Craft Fair, it’s all …

Photo and story by Altima Sisavad / Contributing Writer The Murfreesboro square hosted yet another Boro Art Crawl, an event that showcases local paintings, crafts, music, dance and more, Friday night. A tribal belly-dancing and drumming group called Bohemian Sisters rallied a full crowd. The performers were dressed in colorful apparel and danced to a …

Story and photos by Erin Alexander / Contributing Writer The Todd Art Gallery held an opening on Monday for its new feature, a collaborative art exhibit called “ADD TO BAG,” comprised of works from Cindy Hinant, Derek Larson and Marc Mitchell. Larson, a Georgia-based artist, has a featured animation in this exhibit that was originally …

Photos and story by Aaliyah Johnson / Contributing Writer On Sept. 21 at 11:21 a.m., Sidelines removed a photo that inaccurately reported the names of attendees at this event. Sidelines regrets the error.  Baldwin Photographic Gallery curator Jackie Heigle — who recently took the position after former curator Tom Jimison died Thursday, September 14 — hosted …

Photo and story by Sabrina Tyson / Contributing Writer Nervous students prepare to touch brush to paper for the first time, while Fusae Ekida, a Japanese professor at MTSU, leans over each of them, trying to teach them proper form. “I am very strict,” she says as she adjusts a student’s grip. Ekida, who is …

Photo by Connor Burnard / Assistant Lifestyles Editor The fourth Boro Art Crawl of 2017 exhibited local artists and their works in downtown Murfreesboro’s Public Square on Friday. The free, open-to-the-public event consisted of dozens of artists showing their work in 23 different venues. As usual, the Art Crawl displayed art in boutiques, cafes and on …